World Kidney Day is an annual global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys and to shine a light on prevention and early detection of kidney disease, which affects an estimated 1.7 million Australians - 90% of whom don't know they have it.
While the mortality associated with many chronic diseases including some cancers is stable and even declining, two Australians every hour continue to die with kidney related disease.
Many children may be at risk at an early age. It is therefore crucial that we encourage and facilitate education, early detection and a healthy lifestyle in children to combat the increase of preventable kidney damage.
On Thursday 10 March, join the international community in creating awareness about how to improve kidney health and how to reduce risk factors for preventable kidney disease. Visit the campaign website to find out more.